Today's News

  • BOB MUELLER: The three elements of a personality

    The human personality is a constant interplay of three elements – inertia, energy and harmony. 

  • Crestwood charged with arson, wanton endangerment after fire, standoff

    More than just candles were on fire at a Lake Louisvilla birthday party Sunday evening.

    As a child's fifth birthday celebration wrapped up on Glenwood Drive, neighbor James W. Crawford Jr., 51, threw accelerant onto the house's siding and caught it on fire, according to Pewee Valley Fire Chief Bob Hamilton.

    When fire crews arrived around 11:30 p.m., residents had extinguished much of the fire, Hamilton said.

    The fire caused no major damage but about a dozen people were inside the home when Crawford allegedly set it ablaze. 

  • Driver identified in Sunday's fatal Ballardsville crash

    A crash in Ballardsville Sunday evening killed the driver of a pickup truck and closed Ky. 22 for several hours.

    Darren Ellis, of Smithfield, died after his truck overturned near Payton Lane on Ky. 22.

    According to Oldham County Police spokesperson Mike Head, Ellis was headed east around 7 p.m. when his Ford F-350 failed to negotiate a turn and left the roadway.

    Ellis, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene by Oldham County Coroner Brett Donner.

    Ellis was wearing his seatbelt and there were no passengers in the vehicle.

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  • Chris Stobaugh named head boys’ basketball coach at North Oldham.

    The North Oldham boys’ basketball team will have a new head coach when it takes the floor next season. Assistant coach Chris Strobaugh has been hired to replace David Henley.
    Henley, who posted a 34-28 record during his two seasons at the school, decided to make a move to Eastern High and the Seventh Region earlier this summer.
    That said, once the job became available, Strobaugh said there was no doubt was his next plan of action would be.

  • Breaking down the 2012 NBA Draft lottery

    Now that the 2012 NBA Draft is in the books, I just wanted to take a little time to break down how I think the lottery played out. That said, I'll admit that I'm not a huge fan of the NBA so I asked one of my best friend, Matt Smythe, to help me out. This is a bit of a departure from stuff normally on the site so let me know what you think. If you agree or disagree with any of my critiques, let me hear about it. 

  • James Buescher wins the ESPN Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225

    The racing weekend at Kentucky Speedway kicked off last night as James Buescher captured the top finish at the UNOH 225 in his No. 31 Chevy, leading 119 laps at the race. He started in third.
    Brad Keselowski, the winner of the Nationwide at the speedway last year, climbed from a 17th place start to finish in second.
    Ty Dillon, Matt Crafton and Timothy Peters also finished 3-4-5 to round out the top-5. Of those, Dillon was the only one to grab the top spot during the race, leading 27 laps.

  • Baptist Healthcare CEO to retire in 2013

    The president and CEO of Baptist Healthcare System has announced his plans to retire next year. 

    Tommy J. Smith is a 37-year administrator of one of Kentucky’s largest healthcare systems and has led the organization since 1995.

    He will retire effective April 15, 2013. 

  • Judge-executive prohibits open burning in Oldham County

    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele has issued an excutive order prohibiting all open burning in Oldham County until further notice. 

    The burn ban took effect at noon June 28. 

    The ban includes burning for agricultural and recreational purposes, but does not prohibit fireworks. 

    Residents who plan to light fireworks are urged to use extreme caution. 

    Any group planning a large-scale fireworks display during the Independence Day holiday needs to notify Oldham County Dispatch at 222-0111.

  • La Grange doesn’t expect much from Quaker State 400

     Though set to take place nearly 40 miles away, the Quaker State 400 expects to bring plenty of money to the region when it comes to the area over the coming weekend. The only problem? Many local business say they don’t expect to see a dime.
       Part of that is due to a new race getting off the ground, Discover Downtown La Grange Executive Director Linda Goin noted.